Dream Vacation

Voice Card  -  Volume 16  -  Paul Card Number 18  -  Wed, Aug 8, 1990 11:33 PM

This is a response to Vol 15 Paul 17 ("Old man Cartan")...

Not in the olympics yet...

A Spaniard has just won a nutcracking contest by cracking 30 walnuts between his buttocks in less than a minute. Hundreds of spectators watched Jose Luis Astoreka, 34, squat to victory in the first annual "nutcracking with the bottom championships" at the annual festival in the Basque village of Kortezubi, 199 miles from Madrid.

Mr. Astoreka cracked the walnuts laid out on the ground in two rows in 57 seconds. His brother, Juan Ramon, was second with a time of 1 min 20 seconds. The brothers winning times have been attributed to "a peculiar physical characteristic which runs in the Astoreka family."

{The Independent}